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Arlington Heights native screens trilogy of shorts in Chicago

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  • Arlington Heights native Collin Souter's "Meaningful Gestures" plays at Chicago Filmmakers as part of his shorts trilogy.

      Arlington Heights native Collin Souter's "Meaningful Gestures" plays at Chicago Filmmakers as part of his shorts trilogy.


Film critic's notebook

• Arlington Heights native Collin Souter will show a trilogy of his short films at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark St., Chicago. All three films star 14-year-old Winnetka actors Teddy Fischer and Eliza Tilson.

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"March April," "Folktale" and "Meaningful Gestures" (a Chicago premiere) will be shown free. (A donation of $5 is suggested.) The shorts run about an hour followed by a Q&A with Souter and cast members. Go to

• Celebrate Memorial Day with a double feature of war movies this weekend at the Skokie Theater.

"Patton," starring Oscar winner George C. Scott (who refused to accept the statuette because he didn't approve of actors competing for awards), will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24, and 7 p.m. Sunday, May 25.

"M*A*S*H," director Robert Altman's critique of the Vietnam War camouflaged as the Korean conflict, will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 24, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25.

Tickets cost $7; same-day double feature passes cost $10. Tickets available at or by calling (847) 677-7761.

• The Chicago Film Critics Association and will show Chevy Chase's 1985 detective film "Fletch" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the Studio Movie Grill, 301 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton. CFCA member Matt Sheehan will introduce the movie and conduct a Q&A session following. Go to or studiomovie for tickets. They cost $2.

• Dann Gire's Reel Life column runs Fridays in Time out! Follow him on Twitter at @DannGireDHFilm.

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